New Building Materials Plant

In Guatemala, Sika invested $6.5 million in the construction of a 10,000 square meter plant in Palín, Escuintla, which manufactures construction chemicals.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

According to the Swiss company's representatives, the new industrial plant, which will start operating on December 13th, will have the capacity to produce 60 thousand metric tons of materials annually.

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Prensalibre.com reports that "... The plant will have three production lines that are powders to produce dry ready-mixed cementitious mortars, pastes and acrylic putties, and additives for solutions in the concrete and cement industry."

The company plans to manufacture the products in Guatemala and then distribute them among five countries.

Óscar Velásquez, general manager of Sika for Central America and the Caribbean, reported that "... the design and installation of the plant began three years ago, caused by the growth of sales in the region, especially in Guatemala."

According to the platform "Construction in Central America" developed by CentralAmericaData, Sika Guatemala, S.A. presented the EIA during the first semester of 2017 to build the plant that is close to operating. The document details that the production lines will be mortars, additives and acrylics.

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